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Free Speech or Hate Speech?

The Supreme Court agrees with the rock group, The Slants, that their name is protected under the first amendment. An increase in uses of hate speech in the United States has sparked new fire in the debate: Is hate speech free speech? Is it a hate crime? The lines can be blurry. We will explore the history of intellectual freedom challenges and how to respond to traumatic interactions involving hate speech that are not seen as “crimes.”

Questions

  1. Is hate speech free speech?
  2. How does hate speech impact communities?
  3. How can we respond in ways that will preserve free speech and promote conversation and dialogue?

Speakers

Organizer

Kristin Pekoll, Asst Dir Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association


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